There may have been some controversy in the manner of his arrival from the now relegated Wexford Youths, but it’s easy to see why Shane Keegan will quickly move past all that as he aims to get his Galway United troops geared up for the 2017 League of Ireland season. The 34-year-old arrives on Corribside with a tricky assignment ahead of him, but the signs are there that he … [Read more...] about Keegan a positive choice as new Galway United boss
With the stress of exams looming, many students are faced with two options: accept a fate of libo-cops, library baes and the blinding low sun of Hardiman’s second floor; or run a mile. Without condoning the second option, there are ways you can make the most of your desertion, meaning you can get it all out of your system and maybe come back sometime. A couple of days escape … [Read more...] about Winter Wanderlust
Every student dog owner has been there at least once. You’re getting your possessions together on a Sunday evening for the journey back to Galway. In the midst of grabbing your washing, getting a few frozen dinners from Mammy and finishing off an essay due the following day before heading out the door, you do the unforgiveable: you forget to say goodbye to your dog. A terrible … [Read more...] about How to get your dog fix in college
From a very young age I was raised to believe that I would find love just like the princesses I read about (I was always Belle from Beauty and the Beast). Although, in 2016, there aren’t many evil step-mothers, dragons or tall towers for princes to save us from, are there? So where are the boys at? On Tinder. I don’t know about you, but I have never actually heard of anyone … [Read more...] about Prince Charming or Tinderfella?
Robbie Walsh arrives an hour before his rehearsal is scheduled in Áras na Mac Léinn’s Art Room, a secluded calm contrasting to the foyer’s graduate-brimming storm. He awaits his actors, cool and composed, a seasoned director for NUI Galway’s Dramsoc. This Semester, Walsh is assuming the director’s chair again for his favourite play, The Lonesome West by Martin McDonagh; a … [Read more...] about Directing the dream: Robbie Walsh speaks about his upcoming production of The Lonesome West